The Ladakh in Pictures

The Ladakh is the northern region of the Jammu & Kashmir State of India. Historically, it relates to the neighboring Tibet, therefore, Buddhism is the de facto religion of the most inhabitants, followed by Islam.

A least accessible place in India, its untouched naturalscape provides a perfect holidaying experience. The military presence makes many parts of the region still inaccessible for the tourists. The altitude is the major challenge for the incoming tourists. Ladakh is located above 3,000 meters (9,800 ft), therefore, you must be prepared to tackle the alien atmosphere with proper acclimatization.

Aksai Chin is one of the disputed border areas between China and India. It is administered by China as part of Hotan County but is also claimed by India as a part of the Ladakh. In 1962, China and India fought a brief war over Aksai Chin and Arunachal Pradesh, but in 1993 and 1996 the two countries signed agreements to respect the Line of Actual Control.

The region is also popular among many Hindi and regional movies. You can spot Ladakhi landscapes in many popular Bollywood movies, such as; 3 Idiots, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, Lakshya and Jab We Met.


Leh

Leh is the former capital of Ladakh, now, it’s a Leh district. It’s the second largest district after Kutch, Gujarat. This place served as an important transit for the ancient salt-trade route. A sparse region, the total population of the district is lesser than 35,000.


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